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Just for Kids: Is Your Cat Really Stuck in the Tree?

You are probably very careful to keep your cat inside the house where it is safe. But one day it happens: Your mom is accepting a package from Fed Ex and like a flash, your kitty is out the door. Before you know it she has climbed the tree.

So she’s up there and you are down here and soon she begins to cry. Now what do you do?

Cats love to climb so it’s not surprising that she’d scoot up the tree. It’s fun for her. The problem is that cats aren’t very good at getting back down. Their claws are constructed for climbing up – not like squirrels’ claws, which allow them to go both ways.

But is she really stuck?

Not really. If you are patient enough, she’ll probably find a way to get back down. She might jump down if she’s not too, too high. Or she might shimmy down backwards.

In the Meantime

You don’t want her to stay up there too long. If you can’t wait, there are some things you can do to get your kitty to come down on her own.